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Please Sign In Memory of all of the Pods that these fishermen have brutally killed and also for the dolphins like Angel , taken into captivity awaiting to be sold to the highest bidder.( May all the angels rest in peace , We will continue to Fight until we WIN!!

I am writing to you all on behalf of the dolphin slaughter in Taiji Japan. LETS STOP THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL! Please sign this petition! Do you really think it is right? Would you like to be taken away from your family? Would you like to watch your family brutally killed on front of you while you are in a pool of their blood? Dolphins are very smart and they know exactly what is going on. The do not get fed when they are captured but left to starve as they await an awful death sentence. These are wild animals that belong in the world’s ocean. One of the dolphins that was recently captured by the killers was a rare white albino dolphin and that dolphin was named by Captain Paul Watson as "Bambi".The whole world now this dolphin as Bambi.   This was the dolphin that captured everybody and a lot of children’s hearts. Bambi was taken from his mother’s side while their pod fought for survival. Bambi’s Mother is now Dead. Can’t you see how much distress it causes these poor creatures? This has to stop. Bambi is only a baby and now she is going to be afraid forever by the horrific experience of being torn from her Mother and now Bambi is all alone in a very small pen in Taiji Harbour waiting to be SOLD. The mother of Bambi, it was very important that she stay with Bambi to ensure her child to ensure their survival. The babies need the mothers milk to survive as they cannot survive by themselves. Money seems to be more important than protecting animals that are so intelligent and that deserve to stay alive in our oceans! All these animals have ever shown us humans was KINDNESS , they have never ever once hurt any human. And how do us humans repay them, BY KILLING THEM.  What are you going to say when the children grow up and say where the dolphins are? Are you all for it? Are you all for tearing families apart? Are you all for letting the baby dolphins watch their as their pod is MURDERED? Do you think that shoving a metal rod through the spinal cord of the dolphin, stabbing it and then it taking up to 30 minutes for the dolphin to die , do you not think it’s horrible and monstrous of the humans ? Could you imagine suffering and lying in your own blood for 30 minutes while people just say staring at you? DO YOU? Please help the people of the world stop this horrific ordeal before it all gets out of hand. Our oceans will have nothing left. We are humans, We are not supposed to be this cruel to anybody or any species. My little sister is 4, she saw the news and the blood and burst to tears. I’m sure that image will stick with her for a long time to come.. A lot of reporters went to Taiji to try and get comments for the killers but all they heard was “No Comment” . They tried to capture the horrific events but they covered up the cove so nobody was able to take a picture but the reporters seen the sea TURN RED WITH THE BLOOD OF THE HELPLESS CREATURES. They must love their job of killing poor and innocent creatutes since not even a day after the killed a lot of animals , They went looking for more.  Even in the SOUTHERN WHALE SANTUARY , A place where whales are supposed to be safe , are Killed every year by the Japanese . They say for “Scientific Research “. THIS HAS TO BE THE WORST EXCUSE EVERY. A quota so big , why is the number so big. If it weren’t for Sea Shepherd cutting the numbers killed . What would happen to our Oceans?. Now look at whats happening to the Dolphins. Ever hear “Traditions change”? Why not change this tradition for the sake of our animals and also the Japanese Public. These Dolphins are dangerous and poisonous for human consumption due to high levels of Mercury.? It can cause many birth defects and also cause problems with childrens development. Ever hear the saying "Nothing lasts forever" This is one of these things that shouldn’t last forever. So please sign this and make our voices heard!!

 

Letter to
Taiji Fishermen Union
Prime Minister of Japan Prime Minister of Japan (Prime Minister of Japan)

Dear Prime Minister Shinzō Abe/ Taiji Fishermen Union
I am writing to you on behalf of the Taiji Dolphin Drive/Slaughter. As you can see by this petition, I am not alone. Many, many people throughout the world have voiced their concerns to their governments, agencies and embassy’s in their own country and also in Japan. We need you to listen and take action. You have the power for the Japanese Government and you can help stop this once and for all. The world is asking you to do the right thing and stop the slaughter of one of the world’s most majestic and kind animal.
This is a “Tradition” that needs to end now. Almost every single news station throughout the world that is watched by millions and millions of people made Taiji their top news story. The world now knows the horrible truth and so do the many people of Japan that had never even heard of the Dolphin Hunt until now and they are against it. Many Japanese citizens living abroad only heard of the Taiji Dolphins until they were living in different countries. Dolphins have never once hurt human beings but protected us. Now look at what is happening, we are repaying their kindness by tearing families apart, giving them an awful death and then leaving the babies in the wide ocean to fend for themselves. These dolphins are if not smarter than human beings. They are able to sense what is going on and in Taiji, It is causing terrible distress for these dolphins.
A recent pod that was slaughtered was one of the biggest pods the fisherman has ever had; there was a very rare albino dolphin. She was the dolphin that captured the hearts of many children but adults too across the world. Everyone throughout the world now knows her as “Bambi” or “They angel of Taiji”. Many children have drawn Bambi with her mother and her pod. What the kids do not know is that her pod got an awful death. They were left for 4-5 days without food, in a tiny cove surrounded by nets so there was no means of escaping. Then, people in wetsuits get in the water with the dolphins and select the “cute” dolphins suitable to be sold. The dolphins don’t even try and attack the divers while they are being mistreated and manhandled. While they are in the process selecting the pretty ones, the fishermen run over the dolphins with their boats, most of them being injured from the motors of the boats. Some even got caught in the nets but the fishermen did not even bother to help. The mother of Bambi killed herself because her mother was too distressed that her baby was taken from her. She was seen spy hopping for a good while, frantically looking for her little angel but she was nowhere to be seen. The mother was never seen again. They drag many helpless dolphins to shore to kill them. The younger dolphins are left in the water that is soon filled with the blood from the pod and are left to see and hear the distress of the dolphins on shore. The fishermen released a statement which said they use “Humane Methods of killing the dolphins”.
What is humane about driving a metal rod through the spinal cord of the dolphin, stabbing it and then sitting and laughing while you watch it die surrounded in its own blood and the blood from the pod. The fishermen sit and watch like it is an entertainment show, some even sit and eat their lunch. How can they do this? Did I mention it can take the dolphin up to 30 minutes to die? That is 30 minutes of lying in pain while the humans you protect and show great kindness to, watch and laugh. I am 100% sure that you would not like to be taken from your family, that you will not want your family to be killed before you. Bambi is now in a tiny pen in the Taiji Whale Museum along with around 40 other “cute” dolphins taken from their families. Albino dolphins have a very high chance at being blind and/or deaf. No one is certain what the faith of these dolphins in captivity are. Each regular dolphin they caught it worth around $200,000 but Bambi the albino dolphin is worth $500,000 - $600,000. To these fishermen, all these dolphins are a big fat pay check especially Bambi, to them she was like a very big pile of money. Many will be sold to zoos and aquariums across the world, never to see the open ocean again. I have done a lot of research and found what can happen when animals such as dolphins and whales are in captivity. Due to tanks being too small, they may not grow, it could also lead to deformities of the fins. If the water is not proper salt water from the ocean, they will develop skin rashes and diseases. This would never happen if they were in their rightful home, the open ocean.
The excuse of the “Tradition” is a very bad excuse. Don’t you know too that the dolphin meat is poisonous for human consumption? The levels of Mercury could kill the people. Some people from Japan said they have never heard of people eating dolphin and their ancestors didn’t either. Pregnant woman are told to stay away from the meat because it could harm their lives as well as the children’s development.
Please help stop this once and for all. No animal deserves to be treated like this. The people of the world will not stop until the see the Taiji dolphin slaughter Closed and every product of dolphin is gone from supermarkets. Some people including me, got rid of everything they ever owned from Japan and will never buy or go there again and some people are talking about trading their cars because they are made in Japan. You wouldn’t like the awful death they have to go through so why inflict it on other helpless beings? What will you say to the children of the world when the Dolphins disappear? How is Japan going to explain itself to the world when the dolphins disappear? Don’t you want Japan to be seen as a great country? Do you want people of the world to dislike the Japanese public? Now that the truth has been made known to the world , I hope you will stop this. Please just be a kind human being and act as a human being should. Ever hear the saying "Nothing lasts forever" This is one of these things that shouldn’t last forever. So please , Go to the fisheries, take the permits away from the fishermen and help us stop this once and for all. I have attached the people who have signed this petition and their comments . We know you have the power to so Please , Do the sensible thing and help us to help the dolphins.
Yours Gratefully,
Lauren Mahony